Herpetofauna: One Life's List

Crotalus willardi willardi
Arizona Ridgenosed Rattlesnake

Huachuca Mts., Santa Cruz Co., Arizona
August 1st, 2000

How sweet it is sometimes.  A trip to Arizona was something I'd wanted to do for a long time.  I had a list of things I wanted to see, and the Ridgenose was at the top. I had hopes but not much in the way of expectations. This time, things worked out pretty well; for the complete tale, see the The Ridgenose by Ear herp journal entry from the Notes From the Field section.

On a subsequent return to Arizona, I was fortunate to find another one. The top photo is my original willardi, and the bottom one I found in 2006.











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